Trade-in Evaluation Ride

Evaluation Ride Trick: How It Works

You decide to trade-in your old car and go to the dealership. Somebody will ask for your car keys to take it for an evaluation ride while the salesperson shows you several other new cars for your trade-in consideration. You seem interested in a few, but are not sure yet what to do.

After a good 20 minutes, you might find it a bit weird that the “evaluator” is not back yet (or they came back with your car, but are now out for another ride forgetting to return the keys). This is not an isolated case. Dealerships postpone the return of the keys on purpose to let their sales staff convince the customers to buy from them, using various techniques.

Watch the video below to see more scams pulled by dealers and things to check when buying a car:

Buying A Car From A Dealership Scams Video

Evaluation Ride Trick: How To Avoid

Go along for the evaluation ride.

Evaluation Ride Trick: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

Report To The FTC Here

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